There’s a reason why Donald Trump has remained the most powerful figure in the Republican party and it has nothing to do with his political ability. It has to do with the former President’s rabid group of supporters and their willingness to do anything he tells them to.
Meghan McCain‘s father John McCain was one of the most revered Republicans of his day. He was often referred to as a Maverick due to his willingness to buck the party line.
Liz Cheney attempted to be a post-Trump maverick back in January of this year. And for voting her conscience, she has been pilloried by the Republican party.
When Donald Trump was running for President in 2016, Lindsey Graham famously said, “If we nominate Trump, we will get destroyed and we will deserve it.”
Graham seems to have been right in his prediction, it just took half a decade. The GOP is currently roiled in extreme in-fighting. You are either a Donald Trump loyalist, or you are no longer a Republican. Just ask Liz Cheney.
Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) appeared to try and distance himself from the controversy surrounding efforts by Republicans to oust Representative Liz Cheney (R-Wyo.) because she has refused to back former President Donald Trump’s falsehoods about the 2020 general election.
President Joe Biden had a very simple response when asked about efforts by House Republicans to oust Representative Liz Cheney (R-Wyo.) because she has refused to back former President Donald Trump’s falsehoods about the 2020 general election.
Speaking to reporters, House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (D-Md.) threw his support behind Representative Liz Cheney (R-Wyo.), whose Republican colleagues are trying to oust her from her conference chair position because she has refused to back former President Donald Trump’s falsehoods about the 2020 general election.
Former Republican representative Barbara Comstock, who once represented the state of Virginia, defended Representative Liz Cheney (R-Wyo.) amid a push within the party to oust her from her position as conference chair because she called out former President Donald Trump for his baseless falsehoods about the 2020 general election.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) mocked House GOP leadership with a “help wanted” ad as they, led by House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.), continue to attack Representative Liz Cheney (R-Wyo.) for refusing to back former President Donald Trump’s fictions about the 2020 general election.
Representative Liz Cheney (R-Wyo.) pushed back against former President Donald Trump’s falsehoods about the 2020 general election after Trump issued a statement this morning, more than three months after President Joe Biden took office, calling Biden’s victory “the big lie.”
Joe Biden is known as an especially kind and affable person. And the current President served in the United States senate for decades. Over that time period he made plenty of friends on both sides of the aisle.
Now that Donald Trump is out of office, many members of the GOP are focused on making sure the worst aspects of his presidency are forgotten about. They want to keep in the good graces of his voters, of course, but they also want to move the party forward.
Representative Liz Cheney (R-Wyo.) broke with House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) to support a 9/11-style commission into the Capitol riot of January 6, which took place after a mob of former President Donald Trump’s supporters stormed the United States Capitol to try and overturn the results of the 2020 general election.
Back in January, Wyoming Congresswoman Liz Cheney cast her vote to impeach Donald Trump. It was a principled moved by the Rep., one of the more powerful Republicans in Congress. Matt Gaetz, ever the Trump loyalist, went to her home state weeks later to hold an anti-Cheney rally.
Since he left office, every move made by Donald Trump has been calculated. And the former President has a clear goal; stay in control of the Republican party.
Most GOP members have shown that they’re desperate for Trump’s approval. And that’s probably the right move. The former President’s endorsement will go a long way in most red states.
QAnon played a major role in the January 6th insurrection on the Capitol. More than a few of the mob members could be seen wearing QAnon paraphernalia. Other insurrectionists could be seen waving QAnon flags.
Donald Trump is no longer the President and spends most of his time at his Mar-a-Lago club. He has also lost the use of his Twitter account, which was until recently, his favorite way to connect with his supporters.
The Wyoming Republican Party has voted to censure Representative Liz Cheney over her vote to impeach President Donald Trump for inciting the Capitol insurrection. The censure resolution has been submitted to the Wyoming Republican Party’s State Central Committee for consideration.
Over the course of a few months, the GOP has lost control of both the White House and the senate. With Democrats in complete control, there isn’t much Republican leaders can do to respond.
That doesn’t mean they aren’t going to try. Arizona, a long-time Republican stronghold, voted for Biden and has recently elected two Democratic senators. In response, the Arizona GOP censured Cindy McCain.
Early last year, an impeachment vote was held in the House. While the measure passed, no Republicans voted to impeach Donald Trump.
Today was a different story. All Democratic members of Congress voted to impeach Trump and they were joined by 10 GOP lawmakers.
Very few people know what the Republican party will look like when Donald Trump is gone. At this point, few seem willing to protect the GOP and its rightward surge. This was on display earlier this week when the President disavowed conspiracy theorist group, QAnon.